Raising Up Timothys

Recently, I shared my #1 regret in my last 25 years of ministry is that I have not done enough to call out the called. You can read about some of the ways I plan on correcting that mistake here. Have you thought about raising up people to answer God’s call to preach? Does your church have systems in place to help … Read More


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McGavran Monday: Developing Church Growth Eyes

In honor of Dr. Gary McIntosh’s new biography of Donald McGavran, here’s today’s Monday moment: “Discover new ways of thinking about your church and community, develop Church Growth eyes that see more accurately the various parts, the homogeneous units, the responsive segments of the community which can be won.” – Donald McGavran Secure your copy of the book at 40% … Read More


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A Minister Before God – A Saturday Quote

“A minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and no more.” – John Owen, church leader, theologian, and academic administrator at the University of Oxford


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My #1 Mistake in Ministry, Part 4 of a 4 part series

Today is the conclusion of this 4 part series where I’ve shared my biggest mistake in ministry and the 7 ways I plan to correct it. Yesterday I revealed the first three strategies I’ll use to get more intentional about calling out the called. Here are my remaining four: 4. Work the call to ministry into our discipleship classes and membership … Read More


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My #1 Mistake in Ministry, Part 3 of a 4 part series

Last week I shared my biggest regret in my 25 years of ministry in a two part post which you can read here. Today I’m continuing the series and sharing my strategy for how to correct that mistake. As I revealed, my #1 regret is that I have not done enough to call out the called. In my next 25 years of … Read More


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My #1 Mistake in Ministry, Part 2 of a 4 part series

As I shared in Part 1 yesterday, in 25 years of ministry, I’ve realized there is one regret I have above all others. Today I’ll reveal my #1 mistake in ministry. My first job in ministry was at a Baptist Church where I was invited to preach on Sunday nights. The pastor told me that when you give people an invitation, you’re inviting them … Read More


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The 48 Hour Rule

Today’s post comes to us from Steve Addison, author and church planting specialist. Steve has been a life-long student of movements that renew and expand the Christian faith. Steve began his research into Christian movements in the late 1980s while serving as a church planter in Melbourne, Australia. He carried that interest into his Doctor of Ministry with Fuller Seminary. He is … Read More


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Coaching member organizes 25-mile prayer walk to honor fallen deputy

I wanted to share a story from Houston, TX this week of one of our coaching alums bringing peace and healing to a community in a tough situation. Kevin Pigg, senior pastor of Crossbridge Community Church, is a long-time member of my Renegade Pastors Network and Advanced Coaching alum. He serves one mile from where Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth … Read More


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